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Voices from our customers

Focusing on emotional intelligence (EQ) in recruiting and assessment is crucial for achieving strong performance and fostering a team-oriented, collaborative, and sustainable work environment for the future.
Beatrice Björk, Partner and Senior Vice

President at Level21

What makes the Corporate Mental Health program unique is its practicality. It's not just theoretical – we've learned concrete tools and strategies that we can apply in our daily lives, from mindfulness techniques to effective communication skills. The thoughtful insights and practical tools provided by our training provider EQ Europe have not only elevated individual well-being but have also cultivated a more supportive and resilient workplace culture. We are thankful for the positive impact it continues to have on our team.

Ivona Poletan, People Development & Employer Branding Manager at Fortaco Group

It is essential in a modern workplace to have a good understanding of your own emotions and be open to feelings and thoughts of others. Making good decisions or “doing the right thing” rests on that combination of picking up signals from the environment and acting with care and consideration. EQ Europe coaches truly excel in helping you to unleash and enhance this within you. I could have not found a better use for my personal development budget.

Akram Azerbayev, Commercial and JV Manager, Low Carbon Fuels, Shell, The Netherlands.

“I see that most of the participants are now more confident, better team players, and enjoy the hard work they do daily,” says Hellberg. “I can only recommend that others join the journey.”
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Lars Hellberg, Fortaco’s President and CEO

"The available programs makes EQ tools come alive, make it more practical in changing behaviour to maximise our EQ skills. An eye opener even to those already very familiar with the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ reports."

Andreas Marta

Why do some smart people fail to perform while some with average IQ are spectacularly successful?


EQ is the #1 predictor of performance in the workplace.

EQ is dynamic and can be measured, trained and developed, unlike IQ or personality which is stable over life.

EQ is based on the premise that the most effective way to elicit behavior change in others is to transform the behavioral levels in yourself.

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We offer a portfolio of scientifically validated tools to increase performance and well-being by developing an EQ culture.

We tailor our bespoke programs based on companies’ goals aligned with their values and strategies.

We use our unique expertise to create and develop effective, people-centered leadership that is both sustainable and measurable to confirm business results.

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We offer a portfolio of scientifically validated psychometric tools to assist corporations to assess, predict and increase corporate performance and to gradually develop an EQ culture. Our tools are used to assess, predict and increase performance.

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A Different Kind of Being Smart

Have you ever given some real thought to what makes people successful? Some people just seem to get along with others, they don´t get upset easily, they are balanced, proactive, meet challenges with thought and consideration and have great insight into themselves and others. They have what we call high Emotional Intelligence and these EQ skills not only make them pleasant to be around, but they are seen as loyal and trustworthy and they tend to be the ones that get promotions at work and are appreciated and successful as leaders. These skills can be measured, learned and developed and they play a big role in making people feel engaged at work and contributes to culturally diverse workplaces where people can excel and make companies and organizations successful.
All jobs today require Emotional Intelligence. As business has become more complex and more global there are very few, if any jobs, that do not require interaction with other people. People skills have become crucial and there is a big difference between those that have the skills and those that do not and high and average performers. The research is compelling! Competency research in over 200 companies and organisation's worldwide suggests that about one-third (1/3) of this difference is due to technical skills and cognitive ability while two-thirds (2/3) is due to EQ. In top leadership positions, it is even more important where over four-fifths (4/5) of the difference is due to Social Emotional competences.

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Meet the team

Over the past 20 years the EQ Europe team has analyzed and trained thousands of coaches and business executives in Europe and Asia. Combining its top-level team with the world-renowned analysis tool, the EQ-i 2.0, EQ Europe is a highly regarded thought-leader in the field emotional intelligence for personal development and business excellence.

Margareta Sjölund

Ph.D., Lic Psychologist, Author and Founder of EQ Europe and Kandidata Asia.

Jenny Westergård

CEO EQ Europe

Anders Gusting

Key Account Manager

Birgitta Söderström

Educator and Coach

Lauri Robbins Ericson

Speaker, Consultant, Advisor

Maria Amerstorfer

Managing director Kandidata Asia

Lisa Hope Tilstra

Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, REI consultant

Lisbeth Hedberg

Leadership assessment, coaching and change management